Elisiv of Kiev


Elisiv of Kiev

Elisaveta Yaroslavna of Kiev (in Norwegian: "Ellisif" or "Elisabeth"), (1025 - ca 1067), was a Rus' Princess of Kiev and a Norwegian queen, wife and queen consort of king Harald III of Norway.

Biography

Elisaveta was born to Prince Yaroslav I of Kiev and Princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden. She was the sister of Anne of Kiev, queen and regent of France, and Anastasia of Kiev, queen of Hungary. During the winter of 1043-44, Elisaveta was married to Prince Harald Sigurdsson of Norway, who was in service of her father at the time. In 1045, she followed Harald to Norway, were he became king and she became queen of Norway. In Norway, she was called Queen Elisiv. In 1047, her husband was the sole ruler, and in 1048, Harald took another wife, Tora Torbergsdotter. In 1066, Harald invaded England, were he died. Elisiv and her daughters followed Harald to England, where Maria died. Elisiv and then Ingegerd returned to Norway.

Children

"Elisaveta was married to Harald in 1043 or 1044. They had two known children:"
* Maria Haraldsdotter of Norway, died in England 1066.
* Ingegerd of Norway, (d. 1120), queen of Denmark and Sweden.

References

* "This article is a translation of its equivalent on Bulgarian Wikipedia"

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